We’ve learned some more concrete numbers in the scaling down of the biggest medical laboratory company in Ontario.
Life Labs is reducing staff by about 100 and closing 15 patient centres in what a news release from the company calls a consolidation.
On February 23, Toronto’s LifeLabs posted a restructuring notice on it’s website, stating that testing facilities in Thorold, London and Ottawa would be casualties.
In addition, 15 services centres would be consolidated with other local labs, and reducing hours of 53 other operations
“While these kinds of operational decisions are never easy, we believe they are necessary,” LifeLabs CEO Sue Paish wrote on the company’s website.
The bulk of the closures take place in this month and in April.
Cutbacks in government funding and a high volume of patients are the reason for the operational changes.
See LifeLabs official statement here.